Friday, August 8, 2008

Strawberry Finch

Bought 2 pairs of Strawberry Finch for a friend. He only wanted a male and 2 female. So, left a lone male for me to experiment as a songster.

Managed to play with my new toy - small leg bands for finches.
Thanks to a friend who manages to get it for me.
Now at least I can tell the Strawberries apart and isolate the better singer. Shown in the photo are the 3 finches waiting to be collected.

It appears that the males in the shop has lost its breeding plumage which is darker red in colour. Maybe the breeding season is coming to an end?

Decided to band as follows:
Female 1 - left leg pink
Female 2 - left leg yellow
Male 1 - right leg blue

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